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That Cozy Would Fire Is Bad For You

Why is wood smoke a problem?

According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District of San Francisco: [blockquote size="full" align="right" byline="Bay Area Air Quality Management District"]Wood smoke contains fine particulate matter air pollution, as well as a range of organic gases, including toxics such as…

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That Cozy Would Fire Is Bad For You

How woodsmoke harms your health

[blockquote size="three-quarters" align="left" byline="Washington State Department of Ecology"]Wood smoke contains tiny particles and gases that can have serious health effects when breathed. Much like cigarette smoke, wood smoke contains hundreds of air pollutants that can cause cancer and other health…

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Expert Testimony

In February 2013, Michael Lipsett, M.D., Chief of the Environmental Health Investigations Branch of the California Department of Public Health wrote to the California Coastal Commission on the subject of wood burning bonfires. He describes the many health impacts of…

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American Lung Association

[blockquote size="full" align="right" byline="The American Lung Association, California"]Burning wood emits harmful toxins and fine particles into the air that can worsen asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As with any pollution, children are especially at risk. Their lungs do…

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Like Cigarette Smoke

[blockquote size="full" align="right" byline="Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment"]Wood smoke is uniquely toxic among all contributors to urban air pollution. The free radical chemicals in wood smoke are active forty times as long as those from cigarette smoke, resulting in…

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